ICE arrests illegal alien accused of rape two months after sanctuary county released him

Sheriff Garry McFadden: Won’t honor ICE detainers

Apparently this sheriff is concerned about gun violence. But criminal illegal aliens are A-OK I guess…

As reported by Robert Gearty at Fox News: A North Carolina sheriff has been accused by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials of ignoring an ICE detainer in the case of an illegal immigrant who was captured this month — two months after he was released on bond in a rape case.

“By releasing a previously deported alien facing serious criminal charges, Mecklenburg County chose to release a serious public safety threat onto the streets of Charlotte where he was free to potentially harm others for nearly two months until his capture by ICE,” the agency officials said Friday.

Charlotte police arrested Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo June 14 on rape and indecent liberties with a minor charges. Online records show Pacheco-Leonardo was accused of having sex with a child under the age of 13. He was due back in court in October.

ICE said it issued a detainer the next day but it wasn’t honored and the 33-year-old Honduran national was released June 16 by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. The immigration enforcement agency said Pacheco-Leonardo reentered the U.S. illegally after being deported in 2006.

“This arrest is simply the latest in a continuing list of unlawfully present foreign nationals released from Mecklenburg County custody over the past nine months despite serious criminal charges that pose a clear threat to public safety,” ICE said.

ICE said the 48-hour detainer could have given the agency time to take custody of Pacheco-Leonardo to deport him.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden defended himself Friday at a news conference in which he took no questions, Fox 46 Charlotte reported. McFadden said Pacheco-Leonardo was released after he put up $100,000 in bond set by a Mecklenburg judge in the rape case.

The sheriff said ICE could have sought a criminal arrest warrant for Pacheco-Leonardo for illegal re-entry but did not. “The reasons for that decision have yet to be satisfactorily explained to me or to the public,” he said.

He stopped honoring ICE detainers after being elected sheriff last fall.

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GRIZZ
GRIZZ
11 months ago

Past time to brand these invading pedos.
Big T right on their foreheads.
Deport and let them know they WILL be shot on site if seen in our country again

greenworxx
greenworxx
11 months ago

Who put up the $100,000 in bond money for this criminal?

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
11 months ago

Maybe some day one of the ‘releasees’ will murder the guy that let them out. Now that would be justice. Oh. And why doesen’t the FBI arrest the sherrif on federal obstruction of justice charges?

Jackie Puppet
11 months ago

Wonder if he told voters before his election, that he was gonna blow off ICE detainers.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
11 months ago

The parents of the child-victim should sue Sheriff Garry McFadden.

Hellpig
Hellpig
11 months ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

At the very least…he’d already be gone if it was my family member

Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
11 months ago

These worthless invaders who are 2 time border jumpers should just be hanged for a second offense. No trial. You were told and should get one warning. This revolving door BS is a joke. No US citizens get amnesty for repeatedly breaking the law. Our entire justice system is mocked and undermined creating a operate class of non citizens criminals with special treatment and privileges.

Whisperin Pints
Whisperin Pints
11 months ago

How many American citizens must die or suffer at the hands of illegals before laws are changed to allow holding officials who initiate or support sanctuary policies liable for their decisions/actions?

Hellpig
Hellpig
11 months ago

Eye for an eye…attrition is the only path

D3F1ANT
D3F1ANT
11 months ago

As long as we allow Leftist LE to behave this way…they WILL. Seems like there must be SOME way to charge departments who won’t follow the law…